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Tiger Woods’ struggles continued in the opening round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

The 41-year-old, who entered the event on the back of a missed cut at the Farmers Insurance Open last week, didn’t make a single birdie en route to a five-over-par 77.

To put that into perspective, at the time he finished his round, only three players had posted a worse 18-hole score, while leader Sergio Garcia outscored him by 12 strokes.

Woods started his round with a bogey on the tenth hole and went out in three-over-par 40 after inexplicably laying up on the par-5 18th before dunking his third shot in the water.

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At Torrey Pines, much was made of Woods’ problems off the tee after hitting just four of 14 fairways during his opening round.

But in Dubai, it was his putter that was completely cold throughout, with frustration reaching tipping point on the par-5 third hole.

The 14-time major champion then went on to bogey the fifth and, after his group was asked to pick up the pace, he also bogeyed the sixth to move to six-over-par.

On the final hole, Woods had 12ft for birdie but, in keeping with his round, it missed and afterwards, he was forced to reiterate that he wasn’t in any pain despite looking in some discomfort during his round.

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